You know you’re being outlandishly liberal (which may sound redundant) when the Huffington Post calls you out!
But that is exactly what happened for Rachel Maddow.
Yet again, she has presented a ridiculous, absurdly insane Trumpian conspiracy–but this time, her liberal friends aren’t jumping off the bridge just because she did.
According to Fox News:
MSNBC star Rachel Maddow’s latest anti-Trump conspiracy theory was so outlandish that even the dependably liberal HuffPost criticized it as “so flimsy that it could be debunked by a quick glance at a map.”
On Thursday evening, “The Rachel Maddow Show” opened with a somber 25-minute diatribe that attempted to connect the tragic ambush attack that killed four American soldiers in Niger to the latest version of President Trump’s proposed travel ban, which included the nation of Chad. Maddow essentially claimed that the inclusion of Chad, which recently pulled its troops out of Niger, in the revised travel ban resulted in extremist attacks such as the one that left four Americans dead.
The HuffPost, which is so anti-Trump that it refused to even cover him in the political section during the early stages of his campaign, published a story headlined, “What the hell was this Rachel Maddow segment?” The MSNBC host proclaimed that Chad’s pullout from Niger “had an immediate effect in emboldening ISIS attacks,” but the HuffPost easily shot down her theory.
Yikes. Embarrassing and awkward for Maddow. Just when she was starting to build her confidence and think she had friends supporting her short-hair brained ideas.
It’s like a scene from a teen movie when the mean girls clique finally realize that the person they idolized for years is a horrible person and they no longer mindlessly support every word she says and breath she breathes.
The Huffington Post interviewed experts who called Maddow’s conspiracies “crazy.”
An assistant professor of government at y Colby College, Laura Seay, told Huffington:
Any expert asked about Chadian troops battling ISIS in Niger would have said “No, that’s crazy,” Seay added. ”Everybody that I know is appalled by this. I would like to think that Maddow’s researchers are more responsible.”
So why would Maddow, her researchers, and production team engage in such irresponsible behavior? It’s great business.
The Trump era has been a boon for the Rachel Maddow Show. It was the highest rated cable news program in total viewers and the coveted age 25-54 demographic in the most recent quarter this year.
“By reducing the story to its mythic fundamentals,” Janet Malcolm wrote earlier this month, “Maddow creates the illusion of completeness that novels and short stories create. We feel that this is the story as we listen to and watch her tell it.”
This is fake news. Fake news Maddow is peddaling not to better the Republic, the American government but her wallet.
It’s about time someone on her side sees the light and calls her out for this nonsense. Sheesh.
Any other ridiculous Maddow stories come to mind?